I need to create a tool that identifies drivers installed apart from the original installation and updates of a Windows operating system.
There are various tools that can be used to interrogate an installed operating system and even an offline Windows image. However, I was wondering if this information is available in other ways that would mean not having to install each of the operating systems of interest, then check again following releases of hotfixes etc. Some online catalog perhaps.
At first glance, Microsoft Update Catalog looks like the kind of thing I'm thinking of, but it does not to appear to support searching for all drivers of a given operating system. https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Faq.aspx